Benchball Camping Game

Benchball Camping Game

Benchball   Benchball Camping Game   Camping Game

This Game is meant for older campers.
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.

Required:2 benchs 
1 or more volleyballs, rubber balls, or nerf balls
Preparation:Lay out a rectangular play area such as a basketball court. 
Place a bench at each end. 
Mark a goalkeeper-only zone around the bench to keep opposing players from being too close. 
Instructions:There are many alternate versions of this game.
General Play:
  • Divide into two teams, one on each side of the court center line.
  • Each team chooses a goalkeeper to go and stand on the bench at the far end of the court. They will throw the ball to him and score a point when he catches it.
  • The ball is passed between players until it is thrown to the goalkeeper for a score.


Alternative Rules to Mix In:
  • Players wear colored jerseys and can roam the entire court.
  • Players can not move once they have the ball.
  • If the ball touches the ground, whichever team was in possession of it, loses possession.
  • When a goalkeeper catches the ball, he can immediately throw it at an opposing player and turn him into a goalkeeper if hit below the waist.
  • All players stay on their side of the center line. They can either try to score a goal or hit someone on the other team below the shoulders with the ball to force them out to the penalty box. When their team scores a goal, the first 1, 2, or 3 people can return from the penalty box.
  • Use multiple balls.
  • Use different colored balls. Yellow can only be used to tag someone. Blue can only be used to score a goal.
  • Make up additional rules.



Benchball Camping Game